fundamentalist islamic flag. across the muslim world, anti-american anger fueled a destructive frenz theweek. and where there was no embassy, the mobs went for american symbols. in tripoli, lebanon, a kfc and a hardee's restaurant of torched and in tunis, a highly respected american school overrun and looted. but was it really a clumsy u.s.-made film that caused all this? in fact, says mohammed sabreem, editor of egypt's al ahram newspaper, the real roots lie much deeper. >> i think american foreign policy for a long, long time was doing a lot of harm. >> reporter: in egypt, for example, american long supported the widely despised president hosni mubarak, what was toppled by a popular uprising just last year. >> we speaking about a long history of mistrust expainger.